This is virtual presentation was held on July 4th, 2020. It was at the height of the pandemic at in the midst of the social unrest in response to the tragic death of George Floyd. When the America declared independence chattel slavery was legal and Enslaved Africans and people of African descent were not included. This presentation is the history of African people fighting for their freedom from
Black Loyalist: From American Revolution to Sierra Leone Migration.
This video talks about the Enslaved African people who fought for the British in the Revolutionary war because they were promised freedom. They were sent to Sierra Leone after the British lost the war. This video give an historical account of their experience.
St. Augustine - Many Rivers to Cross clip - https://www.pbs.org/video/african-americans-many-rivers-cross-classroom-st-augustine-florida/
As Florida had become a burden to Spain, which could not afford to send settlers or garrisons, the Crown decided to cede the territory to the United States. It accomplished this through the Adams–Onís Treaty, which took effect in 1821.
The free blacks and Indian slaves, Black Seminoles, living near St. Augustine fled to Havana, Cuba, to avoid coming under US control. Some Seminole also abandoned th
From the 1950's to the late 1960's the fight for Civil Rights for African Americans in America was lead by many. Some were not given the accolades they very much deserve.
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The Invisible Women of the Civil Rights Movement
Black Panther Party
Malcolm X and Muh